San Fernando Coffee Shop Hosts Flash Openings

UPDATE: As of May 24, 2014, Compañía de Cafe is open every day, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

We’ve been waiting for the huge coffee shop on Maclay Avenue in San Fernando to open its doors and while they’re not officially in business, Compañía de Cafe has been hosting “flash openings” throughout the week. I stopped in yesterday to try a dulce empanada, and let’s just say you won’t have to keep driving to Porto’s for your guava and cheese cravings.

The very large coffee house has an industrial aesthetic mixed with a modern cottage charm. Most of the menu items have Mexican influences, such as the mocha diablo, chocolate ganache infused with Mexican dried chiles, or the horachata latte, espresso with cinnamon and rice-infused milk.

We’ll have to wait and see if residents are willing to pay upwards of $2 for a regular coffee, but it looks like Compania is banking on a different kind of thirst: the incessant longing for quality products, service and ambiance in the city of San Fernando, or northeast San Fernando Valley for that matter. We’ve seen many get that combination wrong. Here’s hoping Compañía de Cafe finally gets it right.

Compania de Cafe is located at 110 North Maclay Ave. in the city of San Fernando (between First and Second streets). They will be open today, May 21, until 10 p.m. Keep checking i am san fernando for official grand opening date and hours.


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i am san fernando is April Aguirre, a writer born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. April bounced around the Valley throughout her upbringing and lived outside of California for a quick minute but always felt most at home in the city of San Fernando. To get at April's heart, FedEx puppies to her door, offer In-N-Out cheeseburgers by the dozen or introduce her to a beer tastier than the last.

5 Responses to "San Fernando Coffee Shop Hosts Flash Openings"

  1. Jonathan Guzman says:

    I hope they decide to change things up… it was like 2 dollars for one mini cupcake..WTF?? not even the cupcake place next to it charges that much and i paid 4.75 for an empanada de queso that tasted like a hot pocket…
    they invested all sorts of money on decor and all this hipster/greaser/nonoaxacan/day of the dead theme that they forgot about the product and the customers they are selling too, I would go get a cupcake next door and a tamale across the street for now!

    • i am san fernando says:

      Tell us how you really feel! lol. The dulce empanada I had was pretty good, but I haven’t tried anything else. Really hoping the coffee is tasty. We’ll see what the reaction is to the price points; I’m thinking people will stop by just because it’s a large, comfortable space.

      • Jonathan says:

        Pretty good isn’t worth 5 bucks for me, especially for the size of it.. and 1.75 for a cookie the size of a silver dollar… ridiculous!! i love when new places open up and try to be different but they need to cater to the community, they do realize we are in san fernando not studio city or DTLA… if they think they can survive selling for that price next to pretty decent cupcake place next door and a good coffee shop up the street(house of brews) they have something coming.. but i do wish them the best… and hope they make a few changes.

  2. Jessica says:

    If people can spend their money at Starbucks they shouldn’t have a problem spending it here. I, myself, have not been able to swing by to check it out, but my sister and her friends went by last week and they enjoyed it very much. They did say some of the stuff they order can improve a bit, but then they had other items that they loved. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Jonathan says:

      Guess that is the reason i don’t waste my money at starbucks either…LOL!
      But good luck to them 🙂


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